Fizz for the Festive Season!

It’s beginning to look a lot like…CHRISTMAS! With fairy lights starting to twinkle, advent calendar doors being ripped open every morning and enough mince pies to last a lifetime, there’s no avoiding that the festive season is well and truly upon us.

As you plan for all those unexpected guests, pop round for your annual visit to your neighbours and deliberate over what to buy John from Accounts for his Secret Santa present, look no further than a bottle of English Sparkling Wine. Nothing says festive like a glass of fizz!

With so many amazing producers out there, “which wine should I buy?” we hear you cry! Luckily for you, we’ve put together a handy little guide of our top recommendations to make your job easier and ensure everyone gets a taste of the fantastic bubbles our country offers. There are party pleasers, fail-safes and max-out-the-credit-card worthy indulgences – something for everyone and more importantly, something for you too!

Budget-Friendly
Bolney Bubbly NV, 12%
£21.30

From the heart of Sussex, this charming blend of slightly more unusual varieties, (including Müller-Thurgau, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc) is the perfect party pleaser. Soft floral aromas, warm baked brioche and zesty citrus fruit.

Need to Impress?
Sugrue “Cuvée Dr Brendan O’Regan” MV, 12%
£79.00

Dermot Sugrue is one of the most awarded and revered winemakers in the UK. This special release celebrates his grand-uncle’s 100 year anniversary, who in 1947 established the world’s first Duty Free at Shannon Airport.

For an outstanding wine with a fantastic story behind it, you can’t go wrong with bragging about this beauty. Complexity and finesse intertwine to give notes of toasted nuts, sweet pastry and soft apple.

Something a Little Bit Different…
Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs NV, 12%
£27.10

Wiston Estate produces the highest quality sparkling wines under the guidance of winemaker, Dermot Sugrue. This non-vintage Blanc de Blancs is the perfect blend of Chardonnay’s finest qualities – vibrant juicy acidity, fresh apple flavours and zippy citrus. Ideal for those who say they don’t like Chardonnay…

The New Release
Hattingley Valley Demi-Sec 2013, 11%
£39.90

Hattingley Valley’s esteemed winemaker, Emma Rice, has released this incredible sweeter style of sparkling wine. Demi-Sec is produced in the same traditional method, but has a higher sugar content, creating a smooth, elegant sweetness which pairs perfectly with desserts!

Imagine buttery pastry, brown sugar and the bite of red berries...

Christmas is for Extravagance
Nyetimber Tillington Single Vineyard 2013, 12%
£89.90

This wine lives up to its lofty price-tag. Using fruit from one single vineyard plot, winemaker Cherie Spriggs has crafted an exquisitely balanced sparkling wine. Predominantly Pinot Noir, Tillington exhibits the richest elegant raspberry and wild strawberry characters alongside great complexity of toasted almonds, praline and freshly-baked pastry. One to savour…

 

If these wines don’t tempt your taste buds or you simply still can’t quite decide, did we mention we also stock Mixed Cases?! Perfect for the indecisive and those who want to discover more of our country’s bounty.

Merry Christmas from us all at English Wine Kiosk – tag us in your photos and let us know which wine you’ll be drinking over the holidays!

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